“The Natural” Comes to TCNJ

“The Natural” Comes to TCNJ

lion\'s roar natural photoProducers for the Fox Sports Net show Amazing Sports Stories used George Ackerman Park to film segments from one of the episodes. The weekly show uses archival footage, interviews, and re-enactments to tell the stories of extraordinary athletes or teams from sports history.

The segments filmed on campus were used in an episode about Eddie Waitkus, a Chicago Cubs first baseman who was shot by a crazed fan. He battled back and eventually played again for the Cubs and, later, the Phillies. Waitkus was the real-life inspiration for the 1952 book The Natural, which in turn spawned the 1984 Robert Redford movie of the same name.

Check your local listings to see when the episode will air.

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